"Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought."
"If A is success in life, then A = x + y + z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut."
“Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
"The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists."
Day 303: Lotus Child Chooses Moon Mother
"As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world."
Day 304: Retro Illumination
"There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic."
“(...) you see the grain-fields down yonder? I do not eat bread. Wheat is of no use to me. The wheat fields have nothing to say to me. And that is sad. But you have hair that is the color of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat...”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
"Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart."
-Rainer Maria Rilke
“No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you've got, say "Oh, my gosh," and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It's not a question of choice.”
― Marisa de los Santos
"The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses." -Ovid
"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it."
-Henry David Thoreau
Day 310: I've been working on a series of photos for the Clark's website the last few days - it has been fun, and I've learned a lot about photographing the critters in not so great lighting situations I really liked this shot of one of the canaries; his posture reminds me of this, for some reason: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpPrtlYix24
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
Day 312: Penguin Tetras
"Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying."
“The roses under my window make no reference to former roses or better ones; they are what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Day 314: The skin you're in...
“There is a face beneath this mask, but it isn't me. I'm no more that face than I am the muscles beneath it, or the bones beneath that.”
― Steve Moore, V for Vendetta
Day 315: The Box
"Ah, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of today, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow."
Day 316: Strange Sippy Cup
“Sleeping in a tinfoil suit keeps me warmer and helps prepare me for my voyage to the moon. Would you care for some licorice? ”
― Jarod Kintz
Day 317: Choppin' Froccoli
“One hand was behind his back, and he held it out, presenting a bouquet of white and smoky purple lilies.
“They’re straight from the underworld, by the way. They are everlasting. They won’t die.”
― Jess C. Scott, The Devilin Fey
Day 319: Parking lot sentinels
“Did no one ever tell you two that it is not nice to communicate telepathically with one another while others are present?”
― Jennifer L. Armentrout
“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”
― John Keats
Day 321: Sprung a Leek
"Leaks are not the problem; they are the symptom. They reveal a disconnect between what people want and need to know and what they actually do know. The greater the secrecy, the more likely a leak."
Day 322: The Adventures of Rainbow Bush continue...
Yes, Rainbow Bush visited the Sandia Man cave today - converting it to the Wo-man Cave, painting, redecorating and grunting at the visitors on the path...
"When I was a kid my favorite relative was Uncle caveman. After school we'd all go play in his cave, and every once in a while he would eat one of us. It wasn't until later that I found out that Uncle caveman was a bear."
- Jack Handey
Day 323: Accidental Selfie...
"There is no such thing as accident; it is fate misnamed."
Day 324: True Love?
“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.”
Day 325: A gift from my dad for Mike and I's anniversary, back in December. It is the Mayan symbols for 12-21-12 on utility line marking flags.
"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years."